1938, Grosset & Dunlap publishers; hardbound with blue boards; illustrated by Jean Coquillot; book in good condition with tight binding and clean pages; minor fading on binding.
Heidi Grows Up (a.k.a. Heidi Grows Up: A Sequel to Heidi ) is a 1938 novel and sequel to Johanna Spyri's Heidi, written by Spyri's French and English translator, Charles Tritten, after an three-decade long period of pondering what to write, since Spyri's death gave no sequel of her own. It was originally published by Flammarion in Paris (1936), and in New York by Grosset & Dunlap (1938), illustrated by Jean Coquillot.
It was followed by three sequels more: Heidi's Children, one year later and two later novels, neither which have been translated to English.
Hoping to finish her education in a cultured school, Heidi's grandfather sends the adolescent to the boarding school Hawthorn, where she makes problems at the school, including by ignoring the rules by the headmistress, Miss Smith. In a few weeks, she befriends most of its foreign students and one summer break, Heidi offers one of them, Eileen, a vacation up on the Alm, saved from her parents vacating from her, and Miss Smith agrees to chaperone them. On the Alm, Smith just waits for the next train, while Eileen's necklace is lost and their track back is unsuccessful. Back up, Eileen first sights Peter's goat flock dancing before Dorfli, with Peter himself, who introduces the new little kid goat; Baerli. The next morning, Heidi meets her grandfather again, who agrees to let Eileen go up with Heidi and Peter to the goat pasture, where Peter leads the girls to the top of a nearby peak, which many of the goats follow to easily, but Baerli gets into a dangerous situation, which Peter, Heidi and Eileen rescue him from.